Mourning a loved one.
My dream is an unarmed nation.
How does a constant stream of scary news affect us?
Thoughts after the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
People who commit acts of violence are still people.
My friend Katie never spoke about what happened. But she wants to now.
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